COTTON, TOMATO, ETC.
Hydra-Blume is a soil applied water-soluble powder designed to be most effective on any crop producing a fruit for harvest such as cotton, tomato, pepper, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberry, grape, and tree fruit, among others. Hydra-Blume can be applied to all soil types and pH ranges and to all watering solutions such as transplant drench, nursery soaks, or hydroponic reservoirs. Hydra-Blume is compatible with almost all fertilizers and nutrients except those high in calcium such as CAN 17. If unfamiliar with a certain mix combination, be sure to check with your Helena Chemical Company representative for compatibility and/or perform a jar test by mixing a small amount of each product in the same ratio for application to the soil. Products containing humic acids, such as Hydra-Blume, may aid in the uptake of micronutrients. Fertilizers or nutrients with low pH may cause the humic fraction in Hydra-Blume to separate and fall out. It will be necessary to agitate the mix to obtain an even distribution of the humic fraction with no loss of efficacy.
APPLICATION: First application of 1.5 to 4.5 lbs. of Hydra-Blume per acre should be applied just prior to or at first bloom. Multiple applications of 1.5 lbs. will optimize results. Repeat applications should be made every 2-4 weeks depending on fruit set. In some recurring blooming crops such as strawberries, Hydra-Blume can be applied season long every two to four weeks. Hydra-Blume may be water run, side dressed, or mixed with soil applied liquid nutrients. When side-dressed or water run alone, Hydra-Blume should be mixed with at least 1 gallon of water per 1.5 lbs of product.
TANK-MIX WITH NUTRIENTS: Mix 1.5 to 4.5 lbs of Hydra-Blume per acre in 1 to 3 gallons of water, and then blend with liquid nutrients. Add Hydra-Blume to the water in a partially-filled tank, agitate until homogenous, and then add the liquid fertilizer.
SPRINKLER OR DRIP IRRIGATION: Hydra-Blume works well in irrigation applications. Mix 1.5 lbs. in a minimum of 1 gallon of water and inject into irrigation mainline. It is advisable to inject downstream of any irrigation filter system after pushing the product through a 50 mesh or larger screen filter. DO NOT PASS THROUGH A SAND MEDIA FILTER. Hydra-Blume is not corrosive to irrigation systems.